TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Modern Family' Rises, 'Nashville', 'Survivor', 'Arrow' & 'CSI' Down,

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December 12th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/6 1.9/6 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.2/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.4/5 1.3/5 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 10.260 6.753 5.725 4.887 3.107 2.234

CBS was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Sing-Off earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 25 percent from Monday’s 2.4. The special Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Music Tale garnered a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last year’s Michael Buble Christmas special.

On CBS, Survivor scored a 2.5 , down 4 percent from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds notched a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with its last original episode on November 27. CSI garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 14 percent from a 2.0 on November 27.

On ABC, The Middle matched last week’s season low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Back in the Game garnered a 1.5 up 7 percent from last week’s series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Modern Family earned a 3.5 up 9 percent from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. Super Fun Night notched a 1.8, up 13 percent from last week’s series low 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Nashville tied its series low with a 1.4, down 13 percent from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, The X Factor matched last week's 1.4  adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Arrow notched a 1.1 down 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a little too optimistic. The Tomorrow People earned a 0.5 down 17 percent from last week’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, December 11, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Survivor 2.5/8 9.81
ABC The Middle 1.9/6 8.14
NBC The Sing-Off (8-10PM) 1.8/5 5.92
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 1.4/4 4.89
CW Arrow 1.1/3 3.04
8:30 ABC Back In the Game 1.5/4 6.10
9:00 ABC Modern Family 3.5/10 10.53
CBS Criminal Minds 2.4/7 11.02
CW The Tomorrow People 0.5/1 1.43
9:30 ABC Super Fun Night 1.8/5 5.47
10:00 CBS CSI 1.8/5 9.95
NBC Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale 1.4/4 5.33
ABC Nashville 1.4/4 5.15

-via NBC press note:


In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • r0ckmypants

    @THE OLD MAN – “SENDING OUT a big B-R-R to all you 18-49ers who have to go to work in all this frigid & bone-chilling cold, not to mention the ice & snow!

    Will have an extra cup of hot chocolate for all of you!”

    HA! I love you, Old Man!

  • Mark

    lmao at people about the tomorrow people. Look if it gets a .51 rating or a .9 rating its still a lousy rating. Regaurdless if its on the cw or cbs.

  • JJA

    For those who didn’t see it, last night’s “Arrow” episode was THE BEST of the entire series.

  • Ted Craig

    ABC is still No. 1 18-34.

  • Gaius Bolling

    I honestly think Arrow will adjust up

  • rgxx

    I’m pretty sure CW has picked up The Flash for next season…another great show of ARROW last nite – the intro to how Flash becomes Flash – the already relationship he has with Arrow and the introduction of the mask of Arrow.

    Well played!

  • Alan

    TTP will get cancelled, it’s dead. Reign will probably get a second season but it will be waay lower (like BATB)

  • Brandy

    @Micheal I think that was in M18-34 not A 18-49.

  • Duarte

    I´m sorry about 0,5 of TTP , but at the same time I’m happy because I love Reign more .

  • chris

    LMS gets a 1.4 on Fridays. No doubt if it was ever paired with The Middle, it would get a higher rating than back in the game. Same with the Goldbergs.

  • Duarte

    Wainting for the day Arrow beats X Factor

  • Matt M.

    Absolutely awesome for Modern Family!!


    ted whats next if cbs wins 18 to 34? 18 to 24 that would mean people with even less money to spend.

  • SS

    Maybe I wasn’t the only person tied up in Christmas parties last night. I will catch up on the CW shows this weekend while wrapping gifts – it has been a crazy week of travel and parties, so I am very appreciative that they make it so easy to watch on their web site.

  • iSayso


    Also great that they make them so unobtrusive in getting other things done, huh?

  • Psac

    Hoping for a tick up adjustment on Arrow. It’s been incredible the last two episodes.

  • Ted Craig


    It’s not about money, it’s about scarcity.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Ted Craig

    It’s not about money, it’s about scarcity.

    So, the advertisers are really interested in connecting with those hard-to-reach viewers who don’t have any money?

    ;-) :-)

  • Ted Craig


    Both would be great, as you well know. And actually ABC delivers both on Wednesday nights.

  • Ted Craig

    By both I mean, money and youth.

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